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“It’s a Man’s World”: How Society is Breeding Toxic Femininity

When a little girl cries, society tells her to keep quiet and take it to a man. Who says women can’t solve problems? Who says women don’t need empowerment? Who says women are of lesser value in society? Who says women are not courageous to stand the test of time? Sadly, society is so unfair to have tagged it ‘a man’s world’.

Over time, it has become a necessity to encourage women’s sense of self-confidence, their ability to make choices, and the right to effect social change for themselves and others in the community. Of course, not all women can stand up to speak for themselves. And most of them that have summoned the courage to speak, have been shunned in one way or the other. Hence, empowering women in our society is essential, because when females are living a fulfilled and fruitful life, they can get to reach their full potential; contributing their various services to the workforce and a possibility of raising happier and healthier children. There is so much a woman can do, but the patriarchal society has made an average woman a belt around a man’s waist.

We have heard several motivational speeches encouraging a girl child, but a key part of this empowerment is through education. According to the United Nations, “there has been progress over the last decades: More girls are going to school, fewer girls are forced into early marriage, more women are serving in parliament and positions of leadership, and laws are being reformed to advance gender equality”. Girls who are educated can pursue meaningful work and contribute to their country’s economy later in life.

A woman not empowered, would be a product of a toxic environment. We, therefore, need to be more practical in producing independent women, to be able to make their own choices and also to hold their lives without any societal limits. No doubt, a toxic girl will birth a toxic lady, and a toxic lady will produce a toxic wife, and a toxic wife will be a toxic mother. Why then not give the women the ability to live a happy and respected life in society?

A woman feels powerful and happy when she takes a significant decision. Therefore, empowering her is the most crucial factor in a nation’s growth. Take, for instance, a home that has just one earning partner, and another home that has both partners earning, who do you think will have a better standard of living? The answer is simple. Thus, a nation where both men and women work together will grow more rapidly. This education must start from the parents to their children.

To all the little girls who are reading this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.


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